We think small as in Small Literature.
It’s been called micro fiction, flash fiction, tiny fiction and cigarette fiction. Early on, these stories were called short shorts or even ultra shorts. You may have your own name for it: bite-sized fiction or fun-sized fiction.
Call it what you will, it is a short story made even more so. Flash fiction is to stories what haiku is to poetry: a world in a drop of water.
Small but powerful.
Get rid of any fluff. Be ruthless in your editing. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again. Get to the point.
Get to the point, now.
It’s about the craft.
It always has been. Compelling stories that are well told.
We are a micro press. And we are a craft press. We have Vandercooks in our bones, a Chandler & Price in the garage, and Heidleberg Windmills in our dreams. Letterpress printing is our past and our future. The ink that gives life to the machines stains our fingers and runs in our blood…
You can read the first issue of Underwood here.
It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagon Beetle developed by the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959. Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century. We think it fits us perfectly.
We think small as in Small Literature – small but powerful.
Get rid of any fluff. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again.
Get to the point. Get to the point, now.
Black Heart Magazine is an independent online literary magazine, transmitting tenacious text around the world at the speed of WiFi. Since 2004, the site has been combating clichés and skipping straight to supercharged stories with a simple catchphrase: we heart art.
Their 2018 anthology: Rise, is out now, and features a diverse and vibrant mix of art, creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction from artists all over the world, including Dawn Burial; a short story set in China, by J H Martin.
The Blotter Magazine exists to nurture underground, outsider literature and art and to provide it to a wide audience.
We believe that the economic viability of good art and writing should not interfere with its life, liberty, or happiness; and we deliberately seek to avoid the pretension and “overintellectualism” for which the world of literature and art has become known.
In May, 2003, the magazine began distributing free at selected newsstands in the North Carolina Triangle area. Since then, our free distribution has expanded to other fine cities in the Southeast.
The material we publish is intelligent but we are anti-intellectual. We know that there is many a publication read only by its contributors and the occasional librarian. Our readers are an eclectic bunch, and our contributors run the gamut: precocious high-school kids, collegiate philosophers, working-class dogs surreptitiously typing during lunch, professional writers and artists, slackers, bartenders, and doctors, from all over the United States and Europe.
If you are not in the North Carolina area, you can download a free PDF copy here.
Prole is a quarterly print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose, which aims to, “challenge, engage and entertain – but never exclude.”
Prole Issue 16 is out now, featuring:
Cover art by Eleanor Bennett, and art by Sparx
The 2015 Prole Laureate Poetry Competition winners – Wendy Pratt, Victoria Gatehouse and Jean Atkin
Poetry by Robin Houghton, Jennifer A McGowan. Kevin Hanson, David Cooke, Stephanie Arsoska, Maureen Cullen, Levi Vonk, Sharon Black, Martin Bennett, Hannah Linden, Kate Garrett, Stella Wulf, Bryce Warnes, Rebecca Gethin, Robert Nisbet, Sue Kindon, Keith Hutson, Owen Vince, Paul Surman, Wendy Klein, Michael Crowley, Rae Stoltenkamp, David Subacchi, Adrian Slatcher and Kate O’Shea
Copies of the issue cost just £5.50 and can be purchased here
eFiction Publishing is a periodical production company that delivers the best in short fiction in monthly fiction magazines. eFiction publishes genre-specific magazines with each magazine available in all formats on the date of publication.
The company allows readers to read story submissions and vote on them. The highest voted stories are selected, edited, and then put into the issue.
eFiction Vol. 6 No. 01 is out now featuring, ‘Etiquette’ by William Masters, ‘Gunnin’ for More’ by Barnabei Parker, ‘Reflection’ by April Jones, ‘The Stonewall Deception’ by Daniel R. George, and, ‘雲鬢花顏金步搖 (The Prettiest Girl in Town)’ by J H Martin – a short story set in China.
The issue is available in all formats and costs just $3.99.
You can purchase your copy here.